A newly released document claimed that the U.S. National Security Agency(NSA) has a method for gaining backdoor access to Apple’s iPhone. Apple in a jagged response denied of any such possible security breach.
Apple released iPhone 6 with a new, powerful security that encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone’s user that Apple said it will not possess and store in its database. This makes almost impossible for NSA or FBI to decrypt and access the contents of an iPhone . Apple denied to cooperate NSA or FBI in accessing user’s private data even with a valid court order.
Apple has never worked with the NSA or FBI to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this alleged NSA program targeting our products. We care deeply about our customers’ privacy and security. Our team is continuously working to make our products even more secure, and we make it easy for customers to keep their software up to date with the latest advancements. Whenever we hear about attempts to undermine Apple’s industry-leading security, we thoroughly investigate and take appropriate steps to protect our customers. We will continue to use our resources to stay ahead of malicious hackers and defend our customers from security attacks, regardless of who’s behind them.
On Thursday, FBI Director James Comey speaking at a news conference criticized Apple’s encryption, which secures the information on the new iPhone 6 using a code that could take “more than five-and-a-half years to try all combinations of a six-character alphanumeric passcode with lowercase letters and numbers,” as Comey said. He also said that the agency is talking to the company to raise concerns that their privacy efforts could hinder criminal investigations.